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Hand-Pumped Sprayer Converted To Electric
Gene Boehler converted a 1 1/2-gal. handheld sprayer to a battery-powered sprayer, eliminating the need to pump the sprayer by hand.
  “I use it to spray insecticides indoors or outdoors. It’ll shoot a stream 25 to 30 ft. out, depending on the spray wand that’s used,” says Boehler.
  The Farmersville, Ill., farmer mounted a 12-volt Radio Shack battery on the tank, as well as a small 12-volt pump that puts out 40 psi. He also installed an in-line filter between the tank and pump to keep from clogging the wand’s nozzle. All components were strapped on with no. 10 sheet metal screws.
  He removed the tank’s original hose but left the fitting on to serve as a vent. He also screwed a rectangular aluminum plate onto the bottom of the tank to keep it stable while filling it. A rocker switch is used to activate the pump.
  “It’ll do a lot of spraying - I can go through several tankfuls before the battery has to be recharged,” says Boehler. “I use it primarily to spray insecticides around my shop, house, trees, and garden. I use a Radio Shack trickle charger to keep the battery charged.
  “The tank weighs about 8 lbs. when empty.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gene Boehler, 27299 W. Frontage Rd., Farmersville, Ill. 62533 (ph 217 227-3220).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3